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clang

verb \ ˈklaŋ \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of clang

intransitive verb
1 a : to make a loud metallic ringing sound
  • anvils clanged
b : to go with a clang
2 : to utter the characteristic harsh cry of a bird
transitive verb
: to cause to clang
  • clang a bell

Examples of clang in a Sentence

  1. His fork clanged against the plate.

  2. The prison door clanged shut.

  3. The guard clanged the door shut.

Recent Examples of clang from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of clang

Latin clangere; akin to Greek klazein to scream, bark, Old English hliehhan to laugh


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clang

noun

Definition of clang

1 : a loud ringing metallic sound
  • the clang of a fire alarm
2 : a harsh cry of a bird (such as a crane or goose)

Examples of clang in a Sentence

  1. the horseshoe hit the stake with a satisfying clang

Recent Examples of clang from the Web

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First Known Use of clang

1557


CLANG Defined for English Language Learners

clang

verb

Definition of clang for English Language Learners

  • : to make or cause (something) to make the loud, ringing sound of metal hitting against something


CLANG Defined for Kids

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clang

verb \ ˈklaŋ \

Definition of clang for Students

clanged; clanging
: to make or cause to make the loud ringing sound of metal hitting something
  • The pots clanged together.

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clang

noun

Definition of clang for Students

: a loud ringing sound like that made by pieces of metal striking together


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